Workflow Runs on New Document Upload Before Metadata is Set?

That’s the expected behavior! When Workflows configured to start on Item creation, They’ll start as soon as you upload a new document and will not wait until you enter Meta-data. In fact, the Metadata page is an Edit form! Alright, How to Mitigate this issue?  Change the workflow trigger from “Item Creation”…

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Find All Large Files and Generate Report in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement: Find large files in SharePoint. SharePoint is not the replacement for network file shares when it comes to large files, archival. Detailed article here: SharePoint vs Network File Share – Which is best?. But who cares? End-Users started uploading large files which made us add few more disks to SQL Server….

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Managed Path Not available in Create Site Collection Page, After Deleting a Root Site collection

Problem Background: Created a new Site collection called “Integration” of collaboration portal template in a New Managed Path. After a while received a mail saying the site should be of Team Site template instead of collaboration portal! Huh.. There is no way to change the site collection template without deleting and re-creating…

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25 Things to Document before You Start SharePoint Migration

So you are ready for SharePoint Migration? Before starting with Migration process, You must document things on the current environment, which includes, but not limited to: Document Existing SharePoint Server’s Topology (preferably in Visio format), Roles, Hardware/Software Specifications, Installed Updates, Software installed, Language Packs, etc Prepare a List of SharePoint Web Applications,…

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